After Hours - The Weeknd

8.4

NME

8.0/10

Pitchfork

7.9/10

Consequence of Sound

9.2/10

HipHopDX

8.2/10

Entertainment Weekly

8.5/10

It’s a record free of features and full of probing self-reflection. –Luke Morgan Britton (NME)

Abel Tesfaye finally delivers on his long-running vision, leveraging a self-loathing villain into an irresistible, cinematic narrative with his most satisfying collision of new wave, dream pop, and R&B. –Isabelia Herrera (Pitchfork)

The power of After Hours lies in its sonic fearlessness. The Weeknd has experimented with electronic and synth soundscapes before (some of his most notable hits have featured collaborations with Daft Punk), but After Hours feels like uncharted territory for the crooner. –Candace Mcduffie (Consequence of Sound)

Above all, though, After Hours is the most satisfying blend of “old” and “new” Weeknd that he’s ever put forth on a single project. – Kenan Draughorne (HipHopDX)

After Hours, his fourth album as the Weeknd, is perhaps his biggest sonic leap yet as well as his strongest and most consistent work to date. There’s a cohesion to these 14 tracks that was absent from Tesfaye’s last several releases, a real sense that he’s closer than ever to striking the perfect balance between the darkly shaded aesthetic he broke out with and the naked pop ambitions of his more recent material. –Larry Fitzmaurice (Entertainment Weekly)

 

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